LONDON (AP) – Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of the new Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ walked the red carpet in London on Tuesday for the film’s world premiere, a scintillating event attended by Prince Charles, the Prince William and their wives.
The film, the 25th in the long series and Craig’s last outing as 007, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020 but suffered multiple delays due to the pandemic.
Craig, who appeared on the Royal Albert Hall red carpet in a pink velvet tuxedo jacket, told reporters how relieved he was that the film was finally making its way to theaters.
“A year ago it was just a dream. It didn’t look like we were going to get here. But we did and I’m just happy we’re here and able to celebrate with everyone, ”he said.
Seydoux echoed the feeling of relief, saying, “It’s been such a crazy time for all of us. And now celebrating, you know, with this movie, coming together. And that’s awesome. I’m really happy.”
Craig, 53, has played the suave secret agent in five films, starting with “Casino Royale” in 2006.
When asked what he thought of saying goodbye to the role, he replied, “I’m fine. I’m really good at it. As to who would be his successor, he just joked, “It’s not my problem.
Healthcare workers and members of the British armed forces were among the guests at Tuesday’s premiere in thanks for their work during the pandemic.
The film will be released in UK cinemas on September 30.